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Chiyonoen Tea Garden: 2024 Harvest Hachijyuhachiya Sencha

Chiyonoen Tea Garden: 2024 Harvest Hachijyuhachiya Sencha

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Chiyonoen Hachijyuhachia Sencha 

八十八夜

40g

The Harashima family's Hachijyuhachiya is harvested on the 88th day of spring in the lunar calendar, which is not only a fortuitous day but an early harvest of extra delicate leaves that grew in the beautiful mountains of Yame village (Yame, Fukuoka prefecture). 

This tea is perfect to be enjoyed both hot or cold.

The tea leaves give of a biscuit aroma when warmed in a pot and the flavours are rich with a refreshing aroma. The tea is suitable for brewing over at least 3 infusions. 

Steeping Notes: 5g | 200ml | 70°C | 1-2mins

  • Ingredients: Green Tea
  • Harvest: May 1st 2024 (88th day of spring in the Lunar Calendar)
  • Region: Upper mountains of Yabe village, Yame District, Fukuoka, Japan. Altitude approx 600 meters.

 

What is Hachijyu-hachiya?

Hachiju-hachiya literally means "88 nights". This refers to the eighty-eighth day after Risshun (the first day of spring on the traditional Japanese calendar). In todays modern calendar this usually falls on May 2. As this year, 2024, is a leap year, it falls on May 1st.

Due to the changing climate worldwide, some years farms may not harvest exactly on the 88th day. The optimum harvest day maybe slightly early or late but the resulting tea picked nearest to this date will still be called Hachijyuhachiya.

 

About the farmer: Masashi Harashima (Tea Farmer / Japanese Tea Instructor)

Masashi has received Japan's top agricultural prize, the Minister's Award, three times, Masashi is one of Japan's top farmers. He is currently teaching his son how to both cultivate and produce the highest quality tea.

"In order to produce high-quality tea leaves, we place our greatest priority in ensuring that our trees are healthy. We employ a unique farming method using hand-picked fermented organic fertilisers (bokashi fertilisers) and adjusting each step according to the specific weather conditions of the season or the year, in order to achieve the highest standards. Amid the crisp air in the mountains and the chirping of the birds these healthy tea leaves grow and produce premium tea brimming of sweetness and flavour.'

 

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